Water Supply Engineering


Authors: Devasena, Perumal and Pricilla

ISBN: 9789391549008

Copyright Year: 2022

Pages: 320

Binding: Softcover

Publisher: Yes Dee Publishing

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This book begins with the basic concepts pertaining to the significance of good drinking water and then gives the overall structure of drinking water supply system including water resources, water transmission, treatment and final distribution to the end users. This book is intended for the undergraduate students of Civil and Environmental Engineering and meets the requirements for the course on Water Supply Engineering of various Universities including Anna University. This book will also be useful for the practising and consulting engineers involved in the design of water supply scheme.


Key Features:

  • Mind map is included in every single chapter to highlight the important topics in water supply, treatment and distribution.
  • Includes practice exercises to help students develop the skills in designing water supply scheme.

Additional information

Weight 350 kg
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 1 cm

Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Introduction


1.1 Preamble

1.2 Necessity of Sufficient and Protected Water Supply

1.3 Status of Water Supply in India

1.4 Essentials of Water Supply Engineering

1.5 Water Demands

1.6 Water Quantity Estimation

1.7 Factors Affecting per Capita Demand

1.8 Variations in Demand of Water

1.9 Assessment of Maximum Demand of Water

1.10 Design Period

1.11 Methods of Population Forecasting

1.12 Population Forecasting by Different Methods

1.13 Population Forecasting by Python and C Programming


Chapter 2  Hydrological Concepts


2.1 Preamble

2.2 Hydrological Cycle

2.3 Precipitation

2.4 Runoff Occurrence and Computation

2.5 Runoff Harvesting in Storage Reservoir

2.6 Reservoir Storage Capacity


Chapter 3  Sources of Water


3.1 Preamble

3.2 Surface Sources

3.3 Sub-Surface or Groundwater Sources

3.4 Wells

3.5 Well Hydraulics


Chapter 4  Collection and Conveyance of Water


4.1 Preamble

4.2 Intake Structures

4.3 Types of Intake Structures

4.4 Pipes and Appurtenances

4.5 Pipe Materials

4.6 Pipe Corrosion

4.7 Selection of Pipe Material

4.8 Pipe Appurtenances

4.9 Hydraulics of Flow in Pipes

4.10 Pipe Joints

4.11 Laying and Testing of Pipes

4.12 Pumps

Chapter 5  Water Quality Characteristics


5.1 Preamble

5.2 Physical Characteristics

5.3 Chemical Characteristics

5.4 Biological Characteristics

5.5 Quality Standards


Chapter 6   Treatment of Water


6.1 Preamble

6.2 Screening

6.3 Principle of Plain Sedimentation

6.4 Types of Settling

6.5 Theory of Sedimentation

6.6 Design Parameters

6.7 Types of Sedimentation Tanks

6.8 Potential Operational Problems

6.9 Coagulation and Flocculation Theory

6.10 Chemicals Used for Coagulation

6.11 Mechanism of Coagulation

6.12 Coagulation Practice based on Water Quality

6.13 Determination of Coagulant Dosage by Jar Test

6.14 Analysis of Flocculent Settling

6.15 Coagulation Cum Sedimentation Tank


Chapter 7   Treatment of Water – II


7.1 Preamble

7.2 Filtration

7.3 Theory of Filtration

7.4 Slow Sand Filtration

7.5 Rapid Sand Filtration

7.6 Difference between SSF and RSF

7.7 High-Rate Filters

7.8 Multimedia Filters

7.9 Disinfection of Water

7.10 Essential Properties of a Disinfectant

7.11 Typical Methods of Disinfection

7.12 Action of Chlorine in Water

7.13 Comparison of Disinfectant Alternatives

7.14 Stages of Chlorination

7.15 Kinetics of Chlorination

7.16 Chlorine Contact Chamber


Chapter 8   Advanced Water Treatment Methods


8.1 Preamble

8.2 Aeration

8.3 Water Softening

8.4 Methods of Water Softening

8.5 Membrane Technology

8.6 Other Miscellaneous Water Treatment Systems


Chapter 9 Water Distribution System


9.1 Preamble

9.2 Requirements of a Good Water Distribution Network

9.3 Layouts of Distribution System

9.3.1 Disadvantages

9.4 Classification of Water Distribution Systems

9.5 Pressure Requirements in Water Distribution Systems

9.6 Storage in Water Distribution Systems

9.7 Design of Distribution Networks

9.8 Head Loss

9.9 Analysis of Branched Network

9.10 Hardy-Cross Method

9.11 Equivalent Pipe Method

9.12 Use of Computer Models and Software

9.13 Wastage of Water


Chapter 10 Residential Plumbing Basics – Water Supply


10.1 Preamble

10.2 House Water Connection

10.3 Specific Terminologies

10.4 Water Supply System to Buildings

10.5 Sizing of Water Supply System

10.6 Factors Influencing Water Supply

10.7 Appurtenances in the Distribution System




About the Authors

Dr. M. Devasena is Associate Professor at PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore. She is a Chemical Engineer with specialization in Environmental Engineering. She did her Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and obtained her Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Her research interest is driven by a commitment to sustainable environment in terms of water, soil and agriculture. She received the prestigious Chaatra Vishwakarma Award from the Honorable Vice President of India, Shri. Venkaiah Naidu in

the year 2019. She is also the recipient of Asian Young Professional on Water Research, a prestigious award from the Ohgaki Scholarship fund, University of Tokyo.


Dr. P. Perumal is Professor of Civil Engineering at PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore. He graduated in Civil Engineering from A. C. College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi and obtained his Masters Degree and Ph.D  in Structural Engineering from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore. He has taught Civil Engineering in various Government Engineering Colleges in Tamilnadu for about thirty years. He has also served in a Polytechnic for seven years, in addition to being a Professor and Principal in different Self Financing colleges. He has published 85 technical papers in journals and conferences. Nine PhDs were awarded under his guidance. He has authored eight books along with Dr. R. Vaidyanathan and four more books for +2 vocational stream students of Draughtsman (Civil). He has received Life Time Achievement Award from ISTE in 2019.


Ms. D. Pricilla  is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Neelambur, Coimbatore. She graduated in Civil Engineering in the year 2012 securing third rank in the university. She completed her Masters degree in Environmental Engineering at Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai and is currently pursuing her Ph.D at Anna University in the area of optimization of wastewater treatment plants.


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